Rugby U


What do we think of the new look Eng? Line out hasn't been brilliant, scrum not a rock and surely far too many mistakes for Jones' liking?

Clive wants us to smash Italy, and he thinks we haven't made them tackle enough to be tired...interesting POV. Second Half coming up

42- Great take from Billy V and Eng have the ball near halfway. Ford kicks is and McLean returns the favour

44- Poor throw from Hartley and ITA have a scrum as a result. They recycle wide and the ITA backs have it in their own half, and kick long

45- ENG kick it back, McLean takes it into contact and ENG turn over! Young chases a grubber and Parisse just just mops up

That led to an ENG line out and a driving maul, but ENG fragment and get pinged for obstruction. ITA PEN and back to that halfway line we go

47- ENG rob ITA on the floor again and attack...briefly but then the reverse happens and ITA kick ahead. Watson takes it into contact

47- UH OH Haskell takes McLean in the air, the crowd whistles and jeers and the ref wants a second look...just a penalty. Phew

48- England Subs: Launchbury and Marler on for Lawes and Mako Vunipola. ITA- Gega off for Giazzon at hooker

Whilst I was typing the subs, ENG illegally stopped a maul and Canna has a shot at goal...but just curves it inside. Let off for ENG